MLB DFS: Daily Home Run Picks for FanDuel & DraftKings on June 19, 2021.
Every day this season, our team shares who we believe has the best chance to leave the yard. From one-off plays to core parts of daily stacks, we hope this fun article will help you build winning lineups along the way.
James: Shohei Ohtani – “Wily Peralta makes his first start since 2017 tonight for the Tigers and the career mid-four ERA pitcher and 1.45 WHIP doesn’t really do much on the mound to intimidate me in this matchup. While we don’t have a ton of recent data on Peralta, he has allowed lefties to slug him .100 points higher than righties. More so, Peralta isn’t stretched out to go deep into games, so we will get to tap into the Tigers bullpen early, which is a bullpen that ranks third-to-last in ERA and dead last in team WHIP. Ohtani went deep twice on Friday and has every set up to do it again tonight.”
Zach: Matt Beaty – “I wanted to pick on Drew Smyly tonight with Nolan Arenado but that game is likely not going to play due to rain. With that game off my radar, I am moving to the next worst pitcher on this slate Matt Peacock. Peacock has an HR/9 rate of 1.60 this season while allowing an average exit velocity of 90.0 miles per hour. Peacock has really struggled against left-handed hitters this season at home allowing four home runs in just 6.1 innings of action. While the Dodgers big left-handed hitters are all on the shelf right now I think the normally soft hitting Beaty who only has three home runs on the year can come through for me in this one.”
Jared: Jared Walsh – “I’m going with my namesake for the first time here this season. Partially because let’s face it, he has a great first name. But mostly because he’s started to get more lift on the ball, makes a ton of hard contact, and has one juicy matchup ahead of him in Wily Peralta + a sad DET bullpen. The season, he has a .313 ISO and 183 wRC+ against RHP with 12 of his 16 HR coming in the split, and in his last 13 games he’s rocking an elite 16.9 degree launch rate with a great 93 mph average exit velocity. Ohtani and Walsh are both great candidates to go deep here, with James and I having them both covered off on this slate.”